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Martin Doyle Cartoon: Kiwi circus wows the World

Wednesday, 3 August 2016, 4:25 pm | Martin Doyle

Like never before the United Nations needs a leader of Helen Clark's ilk. The Maori Party have tried to shoot her down for ostensible disservice to the Maori people. History will one day cast a jaundiced eye over the Maori Party's own support for ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: What's the Plan, Stan?

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 2:19 pm | Martin Doyle

With immigrants pouring into Auckland like a modern gold rush, and empty houses so rare they're going for a million dollars each, it was inevitable that New Zealand would throw away its traditional way of life and start living in .. large blocks ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Bacon and eggs in Whangarei

Friday, 22 July 2016, 5:14 pm | Martin Doyle

Labour's inability to accommodate Hone Harawira in the Te Tai Tokerau electorate was the final nail in Labour's coffin at the last Election. And judging by Kelvin Davis' sharp comments about Harawira's meeting with Tukoroirangi Morgan 'for breakfast', ... More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Copywriter found wanting

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 4:20 pm | Martin Doyle

In an age when public figures never write their own speeches, it's kind of cute that Melania Trump is vilified for borrowing phrases from a speech by Michelle Obama [who no doubt was reading words that had been written for her by her own speechwriters]. ... More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Update on driving conditions

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 4:43 pm | Martin Doyle

One can understand the desire not to upset China by complaining of steel dumping. But one should also never underplay the importance of the life and limbs of humble motorists depending on professionally built motorways. More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Pop-up Palace

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 3:59 pm | Martin Doyle

With 41,000 homeless and over 4000 sleeping rough, one can only conclude 1) Something needs to be done, and 2) It should have been done a long time ago. Paula Bennett's sudden decision to frantically knock something up next year in South Auckland is ... More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: In loo of justice

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 4:59 pm | Martin Doyle

Oscar Pistorius' original trial had a shock outcome ['homicide'] thanks to a clunky, unpredictable judge. Fortunately, the appeals court overturned her finding and upgraded it to 'Murder'. It seems ludicrous then to ask the original judge to determine the ... More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Fat profits

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 2:03 pm | Martin Doyle

The news that our government - instead of addressing our obesity epidemic - is actually trying to make money from it... is hard to stomach. More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Robots replacing humans

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 3:13 pm | Martin Doyle

Even on an issue such as the War on Terror, one could imagine the government and opposition having slightly different policies. Their [almost robotically] stated positions, though, are diametrically opposed. More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Five grand to get out of Dodge

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 12:18 pm | Martin Doyle

The government's offer of $5000 to homeless people to just get out of Auckland ['and don't come back'] won't do their self-esteem any good. More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Inexorable march of the blocks

Thursday, 2 June 2016, 5:21 pm | Martin Doyle

Now that houses in Auckland are fast approaching the million-dollar mark, most people will never be able to buy one. We will simply join the rest of the world and live in housing blocks and housing estates. That's predictable enough. What's still a ... More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Roads of Artistic Significance

Wednesday, 1 June 2016, 5:25 pm | Martin Doyle

500 tonnes of twisted steel tubing is not an engineering cock-up.... It's a stunning piece of modern art that deserves recognition at the highest level. The Waikato Expressway is our answer to the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: MASTERMINDS of Housing

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 4:38 pm | Martin Doyle

In previous times, it was quite common for couples to put off having children till they were properly set up. That approach needs to be adopted again given the seriousness of child poverty and the shortage of housing under this government. Property speculators ... More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Truly Wicked vans

Friday, 6 May 2016, 5:07 pm | Martin Doyle

There is a deep-seated Puritanism within New Zealand society. It reared its ugly head recently during the discussion round Wicked Campervans. If only the same venom could be channelled towards our real problems... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Tidy Toddy

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 3:30 pm | Martin Doyle

If a Witness in Court kept changing their story [as PM John Key and Revenue Minister Todd McClay are], the Judge would likely advise the Jury not to put too much trust in their statements. The current chopping and changing of stories about foreign trusts ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Personal lawyering

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 2:54 pm | Martin Doyle

Normally, lawyers represent their clients. But NZ is being treated to a juicy exception at the moment ie where a key lawyer is advocating for himself and 'other' clients but ostensibly not for his key client. Oh, what a tangled web... More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Big ole from OIO

Friday, 29 April 2016, 4:43 pm | Martin Doyle

It's hard to know which is more stunning - the people we won't let into NZ or the people we do let in. It's almost laughably appropriate to bring in criminally convicted river-polluters to take over one of our farms. More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Gone

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 3:52 pm | Martin Doyle

Wealthy speculators buy houses they don't personally need. In doing so, they lessen the pool of houses available for first-home buyers and further grow the number of renters in our society. Are non-residents the only exponents of this practice? More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Water's not needed

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 4:31 pm | Martin Doyle

When you consider the almost gluttonous consumption of SUGARY DRINKS by New Zealand children, it seems superfluous to argue about our WATER being exported. No one seems to want to drink it here. More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Dunne deal at UNGASS

Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 4:04 pm | Martin Doyle

Peter Dunne has occupied the middle ground of New Zealand politics like an immovable cockroach. It's a science of being the perfect follower. Very grey, very conservative. Odd, but also predictable [given recent changes in world opinion], to hear him 'bravely' ... More >>